Saturday, February 2, 2019

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Havdalah 22 Tevet with Yeshiva bochurim

As badly as assimilation has ever affected us in our history, this is what insures our future generations.




Saturday, December 8, 2018

Chanukah Lights

The Chanukah menorah is the symbol of our resistance to the efforts of our conquerors to force us assimilate, and eventually to lose our identity and uniqueness. The Assyrians, Persians, Egyptians, Syrian Greeks, Romans, Catholics, and Fascists all tried, but we're still here, thriving and driving the advancement of civilization towards the future and the coming of Moschiach.







Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Brit Milah - Yehudah Feldman Makes His Grand Entrance

An occasion for great simcha (joy) is the bris and naming of a new male child. It is said that the day a child is born is the day that G-d decided the world could no longer continue without him/her. Mazel tov to the Feldman family, am yisrael is alive and well!














Thursday, October 18, 2018

Ari Fuld Rally

Ari Fuld was an American Israeli. He was a settler in Judea who was stabbed in the back by a Palestinian terrorist, and Ari subsequently shot him dead before his own life ended. He was intelligent and articulate, and we should be proud that our Jewish youth can look up to him as a role model.

There was a rally for school students on Wednesday, October 18th held on Second Avenue in front of the Israeli Embassy. Rabbi Avi Weiss and the Israeli consul Danny Dayon were the speakers. But it was the students who were the stars.





Thursday, October 4, 2018

Bar Mitzvah Boy

A Jewish boy's bar mitzvah marks his coming of age. Although there is a ritual associated with it - putting on tefillin and a tallis, and being called to the torah for the first time - no ritual is actually necessary for it to be effected. It simply happens on the anniversary in the Jewish calendar of his birth. The rituals however, are a reason for celebration and simcha for the parents.




Sunday, September 30, 2018

Hashanah Rabbah - 2018

Sukkat is a festival of joy. After Rosh Hashanah - when we ask G-d to forgive our sins by inscribing us in the Book of Life, and after Yom Kippur - when the inscription is sealed, Sukkat is the celebration of G-d's forgiveness (we hope). Hashanah Rabbah is the final day of Sukkat when we receive the final dispensation for the coming year. We say special prayers while holding and waving the lulav and esrog, and we parade around the torah scrolls. There's two more days (in Israel the same day) to celebrate and eat festive meals - Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah - and then we settle back  to normalcy for a while.